Upslope Brown Ale

Colorado
United States
Upslope Brown Ale, Upslope Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Our medium-bodied Brown Ale is brewed in the English tradition, with an infusion of American creativity. The rich, malty backbone balances an assertive hop character, and ends with a smooth, dry finish. Our Brown Ale boasts a dark brown body that supports a creamy tan head.

Profile

ABV: 
6.7%
IBUs: 
45
Served at: 
45 - 50º
Hops: 
East Kent Golding, Cascade
Malts: 
English Malt, Crystal Malt, Roasted Malt, Brown Sugar
Judges Review 
Joseph Formanek's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Upslope Brown Ale by Upslope Brewing Co. is a delicious malt-forward rendition of the BJCP Category 19C American Brown Ale, though the hop character of this offering is perhaps a bit more representative of a 13B British Brown Ale.

Deep rich toffee, caramel, coffee and roast malt notes welcome you upon the pour. Very little hop character is noted, with but a touch of English hop woodiness coming through. The beer is a deep brown color with nice clarity and a tan, small bubble head that lingers throughout the drink.

The flavor has a complex rich caramel and toffee character with associated roast and light coffee flavors. There is a light-medium English-type hop flavor and bitterness, but the malt component easily dominates over the hops. The middle and finish retain the malt complexity quite well. The body is a solid medium, and the carbonation is rather light as expected for the style.

The overall impression of this brew comes off more as a British Brown rather than an American, but it is a quite flavorful offering that will delight malt lovers  Cheers and enjoy!